HA*ASH celebrates the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s eponymous album with a reimagined version of the band’s power ballad, “The Unforgiven”. The sister duo praises ‘The Black Album’ as the ageless album that introduced them to heavy metal, and they feel honored to be part of the star-studded cast that tributes the legendary band on this new album, The Metallica Blacklist.
Much more than a mere tribute album, The Metallica Blacklist celebrates the enduring influence of this musical milestone with one of the most ambitious projects ever conceived by the Metallica team: An unprecedented 50+ artists spanning an unbelievably vast range of genres, generations, cultures, continents and more, each contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite Black Album cut.
The Metallica Blacklist offers up new dimensions of the record whose gravitational pull first drew the mainstream to Metallica—and provides new insights into the universal and timeless appeal that kept it there: the boundary-smashing influence these 12 songs have had on fans and musicians of all stripes. The Metallica Blacklist’s 53 tracks find singer songwriters, country artists, electronic and hip hop artists sharing their love of these songs alongside punk rockers, indie darlings, icons of rock, metal, world music and many, many more… and for 50+ good causes: Profits will be divided evenly between charities of the artist’s choice and Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation.
The Metallica Blacklist is a fitting and limitless homage, one that features bands who’ve shared stages with Metallica alongside artists who are younger than the original album. It’s a truly staggering, at times mystifying assemblage of musicians, dozens of whom have little to nothing in common other than the shared passion for the music that’s united them for this album: 1 Album. 12 Songs. 53 Artists. Unlimited Possibilities.
The Metallica Blacklist will be available digitally September 10th, with physical formats to follow on October 1st.
* All profits from The Metallica Blacklist will be split evenly between the All Within My Hands Foundation and 50+ charities chosen by the artists who play on the album. All Within My Hands was founded by the band in 2017 as a way for the entire Metallica family to give back to communities that have supported the band by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services.
About Ha*Ash:
Throughout its recording career spanning over 15 years, Ha*Ash has become the most successful female Mexican pop duo among Spanish-speaking audiences all over the world. Comprising sisters Hanna and Ashley, the duo has written most of the material for its six studio albums, creating a body of work that millions know by heart. They have been dubbed “The Queens of Sold-Outs,” thanks to the 150 packed houses in 15 countries that they played to during their most recent 100 Años Contigo tour.
Recently, Ha*Ash became the first Mexican duo to enter YouTube’s prestigious ‘Billion Views Club’ with their video “Lo Aprendí de Ti” in its “Primera Fila- Hecho Realidad” version, an achievement they celebrate alongside their more than 7.9M followers on YouTube and 4.8M followers on Spotify. True pop icons to fans in Latin America and Spain, the duo is acclaimed for its energy, versatility, personality and dynamism.